Ocean Network Express, the entity resulting from the integration of the three Japanese shipping lines, has commenced its container shipping business and operations.
According to ONE, the integration incorporates best practices from the three companies and enables it to take advantage of the combined fleet with a capacity of 1,440,000 TEUs. The organization offers 85 service loops and a network linking more than 200 of the world’s major ports.
ONE has already appointed a head for each of its five regional headquarters in East Asia, South Asia, Europe and Africa, North America and Latin America.
Shunichiro Mizukami is the managing director and regional head of East Asia. Mizukami is based in Hong Kong and is responsible for China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.
Colin de Souza is the regional head of South Asia. He is based in Singapore and is responsible for the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, Oceania and Southeast Asia.
Jotaro Tamura is the managing director and regional head of Europe and Africa, based in the UK.
Nobuo Ishida is president and regional head of North America. He is based in the US and looks after Canada and the US,
Peter Duifhuizen is president and regional head of Latin America. He is based in Brazil..
“To be a truly global organization and shipping line, ONE believes its work force should have people with international orientation, outlook and background to ensure the service quality that we give is really supporting the global trade and more importantly, to make sure that ONE can really come across as one team globally to service the customers,” said Jeremy Nixon, chief executive officer of ONE. “These regional executives bring to us their diverse experience and will significantly contribute to the operations and business growth of ONE globally.”
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL), and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) announced in October 2016 that they were setting up a joint venture, in which “K” Line and MOL would each hold 31% and NYK Line would hold the remaining 38%. The company was established in July 2017.